. To sit and listen To the birds' . Wordless Verse . Is to be part Of the complexity . The infinite Mystery . Of God's woven Universe. .
Clouds That Pass
. In difficult times Remember . The silence Of the dawn . And the music Of birdsong . The endlessness Of clear blue skies . And the clouds That pass eventually. . Image by sh Cho from Pixabay
A Storied Universe
We live In a storied universe . Where each birdsong Is a love-tale . From courtship To nest . Each cloud That drifts by . The deepest blue Of the sky . We live In a storied universe . Our journey To learn . Narratives Both the low . And The high. . Image by … Continue reading A Storied Universe
Sit and Listen
In the darkness Of dawn . A million Birdsongs . I sit And listen . To their infinite Complexity.
Inspirers: Mahler (3)
See my previous posts about Mahler...This short poem was inspired by his second symphony ("The Resurrection Symphony"). The ferocity Of death Yet the fine beauty Of resurrection. Listen to "The Resurrection Symphony" (the opening is pretty "ferocious") here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY1un5Iquus
Inspirers: The Beautiful Music of Mahler (1)
Mahler is one of my favourite composers. This poem was inspired by the opening of his first symphony: A single note Octaves the silence - The emptiness of the world Touched by The flight of song. You can listen to Mahler 1 (the hushed opening in "octaves" inspired my … Continue reading Inspirers: The Beautiful Music of Mahler (1)
From Twilight Silence
Each morning Breaks free from darkness Blackbird Speaks in elation From twilight Silence And it is like The first word Of all Creation.
Octave the Silence
What inspires you? Many people who read my blog also write. Are you inspired by people, paintings, memories, things you read? This was inspired by one of my favourite pieces of music: the opening to Mahler's First Symphony: A single note Octaves the silence - The emptiness of the world Touched by … Continue reading Octave the Silence
Waking to the Music of Thoughts
The dawn whispers its soft birdsong To the mind waking to the music Of thoughts that will outlast the day.
Blackbird awakes: Soul meditates As melody murmurs in the ear. (with thanks to David, who introduced me to "hokku" - see https://hokkuinn.wordpress.com)
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